ICC Champions Trophy, 2nd Semi-Final: India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 20, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd semi final
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
20 June 2013 (50-over match)
17.2

Herath to Kohli, no run, he comes round the wicket now, tosses it up but Kohli defends

17.3

Herath to Kohli, no run, loopy delivery on the stumps, the batsman comes forward and defends

17.4

Herath to Kohli, no run, he goes on the back foot and defends it towards cover point

17.5

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, goes back again, dabs the flatter delivery softly to short third man for a single

India 79/1   V Kohli 1* (4b)
18.3

Mathews to Kohli, no run, he comes forward and defends the length ball delivery to the off side

18.4

Mathews to Kohli, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go through

18.5

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, he goes slightly wide of the crease to bowl a length delivery, the batsman dabs it down to third man for a single

India 82/1   V Kohli 2* (7b)
19.1

Herath to Kohli, no run, defended off the front foot to the off side

19.2

Herath to Kohli, no run, gets forward and blocks once more

19.3

Herath to Kohli, no run, length ball on off stump, and defended to the off side

19.4

Herath to Kohli, no run, well played Kohli, that was a grubber that barely got off the ground, was headed for middle stump, Kohli gets his bat down in time

19.5

Herath to Kohli, 3 runs, superb stroke from Kohli, a wristy shot sends the ball towards cover point, doesn't go all the way though, pulled in near the rope

India 85/1   V Kohli 5* (12b)
20.1

Mathews to Kohli, no run, short of length ball is worked towards midwicket

20.2

Mathews to Kohli, no run

20.3

Mathews to Kohli, no run, stretches forward and guides the ball behind point

20.4

Mathews to Kohli, 2 runs, short of length ball, tucked away off the hip towards square leg

20.5

Mathews to Kohli, no run, length ball outside off, driven crisply towards cover

20.6

Mathews to Kohli, no run, short of length ball outside off, left alone by the batsman

India 89/1   V Kohli 7* (18b)
21.2

Herath to Kohli, no run, defended towards cover off the front foot

21.3

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, length ball, flighted delivery is pushed off the back foot towards midwicket

21.5

Herath to Kohli, no run, length ball on off stump, defended towards the off side

21.6

Herath to Kohli, no run, goes deep in the crease, gets behind the line and defends

India 93/1   V Kohli 8* (22b)
22.2

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, helps the ball towards third man for a single

22.4

Malinga to Kohli, 2 runs, short ball, 138.7kph, pulled away towards cow corner, Kohli thought that was going for four so he didn't run initially but the heavy outfield means the ball doesn't reach the rope

22.5

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, another short ball, pulled towards deep backward square leg

India 99/1   V Kohli 12* (25b)
23.5

Herath to Kohli, no run, drops it a touch short, Kohli cuts that off the backfoot towards point

23.6

Herath to Kohli, 1 run, pitched up this time, eased towards long-off for a single

India 102/1   V Kohli 13* (27b)
24.1

Malinga to Kohli, no run, short of length and outside off, Kohli chases after it and doesn't connect, could have easily nicked it

24.2

Malinga to Kohli, no run, another play and a miss, beaten outside off by that quick back of length ball outside off

24.3

Malinga to Kohli, no run, third play and a miss in a row, this was on the shorter side, and closer to the stumps, Kohli still goes for the cut and fresh-airs it

24.4

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, a touch fuller this time, whacked towards midwicket for a single

India 103/1   V Kohli 14* (31b)
25.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run

25.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, guided towards sweeper cover

India 106/1   V Kohli 15* (33b)
26.1

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, short of length on the pads, clipped behind square leg for a single

26.3

Malinga to Kohli, no run, short of length ball is punched towards cover by Kohli

26.4

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, whipped towards midwicket for a single, no worries for India here

India 113/1   V Kohli 17* (36b)
27.3

NLTC Perera to Kohli, no run, length ball just outside off, defended towards cover

27.4

NLTC Perera to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads, whipped towards deep midwicket for a single

India 116/1   V Kohli 18* (38b)
28.2

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, looks to defend off the front foot, an inside-edge onto the pads

28.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, same length just outside off, patted back towards the bowler

28.4

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, length ball around off stump, only 122kph, blocked off the front foot

28.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, FOUR, length ball and that is a superb hit, inside-out lofted hit over covers for a four, couple of bounces before reaching the rope

28.6

Kulasekara to Kohli, no run, defended from the crease towards cover

India 122/1   V Kohli 22* (43b 1x4)
29.4

Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, a legspinner from Mendis, slapped off the back foot behind point

29.6

Mendis to Kohli, FOUR, full ball is hoicked for four, an agricultural shot but sends the ball to the midwicket boundary

India 133/1   V Kohli 27* (45b 2x4)
30.3

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, length ball just outside off, tapped towards mid-on for a single

30.5

Kulasekara to Kohli, 1 run, seams in from well outside off, Kohli plays a wristy shot towards midwicket

India 139/1   V Kohli 29* (47b 2x4)
31.2

Mendis to Kohli, no run, superb legspinner from Mendis, spins away sharply after pitching on middle stump, Kohli looks to defend off the front foot but is beaten

31.3

Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, flighted and full, on the pads, whipped towards midwicket

India 142/1   V Kohli 30* (49b 2x4)
32.1

Malinga to Kohli, FOUR, short of length ball outside off, slices that behind point for four, Kohli continues to find it easy against Malinga

32.2

Malinga to Kohli, no run, short length ball on off stump, defended down the track

32.3

Malinga to Kohli, 2 runs, the slower full toss, Kohli spots it early and twirls it towards midwicket for a couple

32.4

Malinga to Kohli, no run, full ball just outside off, blocked off the front foot towards the bowler

32.5

Malinga to Kohli, FOUR, short ball and that is hammered by Kohli, easily gets on top of the bounce and dispatches that to the midwicket boundary for four more

32.6

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, an inswinging yorker heading for off and middle, Kohli get his bat down in time to keep that one out

India 155/2   V Kohli 41* (55b 4x4)
33.1

Mendis to Kohli, 2 runs, the googly comes in a long way, Kohli waits on the back foot and clips it towards midwicket

33.2

Mendis to Kohli, 2 runs, doesn't turn as much this time, thumped towards wide long-on for two more, Kohli picking up pace now

33.3

Mendis to Kohli, SIX, overpitched from Mendis, Kohli steps out and hammers that over the bowler's head and towards the sightscreen to bring up another half-century, Kohli loving it against the Sri Lankans as usual

33.4

Mendis to Kohli, no run, defends that off the back foot

33.5

Mendis to Kohli, 2 runs, a wristy stroke sends the ball racing towards deep extra cover, Kohli played that after skipping down the track to get close to the pitch of the ball

33.6

Mendis to Kohli, 1 run, defends the ball towards cover for a single to retain strike, if Raina is here to get some batting practice, Kohli isn't giving him much to do

India 168/2   V Kohli 54* (61b 4x4 1x6)
34.1

Malinga to Kohli, 5 wides, an attempted yorker slides down the leg side, and thtat angles further away to evade the keeper as well, five wides

34.1

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, gets an edge this time but wide of slip and down to third man, it was a back of length ball outside off, just a single

34.3

Malinga to Kohli, 2 runs, a swinging low yorker heading for the boots, clipped towards deep square leg for two more

34.4

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, drops it short this time, clipped towards deep backward square leg for a single

India 178/2   V Kohli 58* (64b 4x4 1x6)
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